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Report: Arsenic in organic baby formula
Baby formulas that use organic brown rice syrup as a sweetener, may be contaminated with high levels of arsenic. The majority of the arsenic that was detected was found to be the type that is a human carcinogen. The study was published in Consumer Reports today.
Researchers at Dartmouth College tested 17 infant formulas. Two of these formulas listed organic brown rice syrup as the primary ingredient. One of these formulas had an arsenic level that was six times the federal legal limit of arsenic allowed in bottled water or public drinking water. It is noted that these high levels are “particularly worrisome for babies because they are especially vulnerable to arsenic’s toxic effects due to their small size.“